At the 65th Annual Grammys Prices on Feb. 5, Viola Davis could become the 18th person to achieve EGOT. The Oscar, Tony and Emmy winner is nominated for a Grammy for the first time for Best Audiobook, Narration and Storytelling for Finds me.
The other four nominees in the category are all former Grammy winners. Quest lawsnominated for music is history, is a six-time Grammy winner. Mel Brooks, nominated for All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business by Mel Brooksis a three-time Grammy winner – as it is Lin-Manuel Mirandanominated for Aristotle and Dante dive into the waters of the world. Jamie Foxxwhich rounds off the category with Act like you have some sensehas won one Grammy.
In 2001, Brooks became the eighth person to become an EGOT winner.
Davis has won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for How to get away with murder (2015), an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Fence (2016) and two Tonys – Featured Actress in a Play for King Hedley II (2001) and lead actor in a play for Fence (2010).
At age 57, Davis would be the seventh-youngest EGOT recipient. Robert Lopez was just 39 when he completed the award selection, followed by John Legend (also 39, but closer to 40), Hudson (40), Rita Moreno (45), Goldberg (46) and producer Scott Rudin (53).